RECOVERING FROM HYSTERECTOMY // NEW NUTRITION GOALS?

RECOVERING FROM HYSTERECTOMY // NEW NUTRITION GOALS?



hey you guys welcome back to my channel I'm Mindy this is tea Mindy mom and I thought I would just hop on here and do a little video and give you an update on how I'm doing after my surgery it has been five days since I had what they call a total hysterectomy and that's a little bit misleading because they they take a lot of things out but they left my ovaries so to me that's kind of misleading but that's the name of the surgery that they did and last week I had filmed a video about why I had that done and it was kind of a long winding story and I ended up not editing that and putting that out there because I thought you know we'll probably really aren't that interested in why I had this surgery the short version is I have been talking about it with my doctor for well over a year because since my son was born five years ago over five years ago I've had a lot of problems I have to be on blood thinners for the rest of my life because of my propensity for developing blood clots I've had two different DVTs and my legs on two separate occasions three years part they cannot figure out why that is happening and so as a precaution I had to be on blood thinners and it's just created a whole lot of problems and the short version is sorry this is TMI but it makes my periods be really really bad and so I had already decided not to have any more children I had my tubes tied after my son was born because of some of these problems that I have I had to have kind of a high-risk pregnancy I had to do lots of extra things during my pregnancy and I did not want to go through that again and so I've already kind of made my peace with that years ago so that wasn't really a factor in this it was more about how it was affecting me health-wise and my lifestyle and how I would have to keep going through this for the like the next 15 years and I just decided I don't want to do that I had limited options to deal with the problem because of my blood thinners like I can't have anything hormonal I can't be on birth control or anything like that and so we just decided that this was the best route for me to address the issues that I was having so I won't go really you know into detail with that that's between me and my doctor that's the decision that I made and I feel really good about it I thought about it for a long time really months maybe well over a year since I started talking about it with her and I think it was a good decision but the surgery I had five days ago and right now it's the morning I feel pretty good you guys can cry see they it's that big bruise there that was one of the places they tried to put my IV I have really bad veins and they tried five times to put my IV and I felt so bad for the nurses and I know they felt bad for me too but they tried here they tried here they tried here they tried here and finally they got it in the top of my hand they were just about to have to say we're gonna have to have the anesthetist do it which probably would have met who knows it would have been in some strange place like my foot or whatever but they got it on the fifth drive so if you see like bruises and stuff that's just from from that it's day five it was five days ago I had my surgery I was able to come home the same day from the hospital mine was the very first surgery it was like 7:30 in the morning we had to be there at 6 a.m. I did drive back to my the place we moved from last year because my doctor who's been with me for 15 years have been with me through all of this stuff that I've gone through with my pregnancies and with the blood clots and all that I wanted her to do it and so we drove back the night before and then got up really early went to the hospital my parents lived there and they helped us out and helped with the children so we were at the hospital bright and early and the surgery took I think a little over an hour maybe an hour and a half she said I did really well I was in the hospital for most of the day and I got to go home that evening and then the next day we came back to our house to Tulsa and I really did not leave the house until yesterday like basically for three days I didn't really leave the house they warned me that with this surgery some of the biggest issues that people have with recovery is that they kind of start feeling better and they freak at that they've had surgery and then they start to do things and they either you know injure themselves or they get runned out and really fatigued and tired really quickly and I totally understand that now even after having not been out of the house for three days yes yesterday morning a friend came to pick me up I needed to go have some blood work done and then we went to breakfast and by the time I got back I had only been out of the house for like a little over two hours like two and a half hours and I was just beat it was all I could do to why even though I didn't like do anything strenuous I just you know got up and took a shower and got dressed and went to the doctor's office and then went satin eat breakfast but by the time I got back home it was all I could do to just crawl into my spot on the couch and just lights out I mean I just crashed and they warned me that that is what it would be like for me for several weeks the other thing is that I cannot lift anything over ten pounds for six weeks and they said that's really difficult for a lot of women because just moving the laundry from the washer to the dryer like I'm not even supposed to do any light housework right now after I get through this first week I'm supposed to be able to do if you liked housework activities but I can't even like push the vacuum cleaner or anything like that so I'm fairly limited where activity is concerned I will not be able to exercise strenuously at all after this first week I'll be clear to do a little walking and they want me to work up to walking two miles a day so that should be fine for me I really enjoy walking but I will not be able to do any exercise and they said the main thing is the lifting and understanding that my body is gonna get run down a lot faster and I certainly experienced that yesterday it's it's hard mentally to because I'm looking around seeing things that I'd like to get done around the house or kind of feeling like man I really wish I could be productive and do this and do that and you just can't I don't want to do anything that would risk causing any kind of injury to myself or doing anything that would make me have a longer recovery so I'm trying to just heed the doctor's orders I've been doing a lot of just watching binge watching stuff on Netflix stupid bitch watching the show psych which you know I had watched episodes of before but I'm on to like season about to be in season three right now I've been reading some I've been catching up on my YouTube channels I have been answering some emails and doing a few work things I had thought this was a good time for me to how this procedure done because this particular time of year the summer time I I hosted a camp a couple weeks ago and I'm hosting one at the end of the summer but between that time I don't have a ton of stuff going on so this was just a really good time for me to kind of check out from from work and from kind of the day-to-day stuff the kids are at their grandparents this week and then my husband there they're going to California to see cousins next week and I have lots of friends and neighbors and people who are with me and checking on me and I'll probably go spend some time with my own family in Oklahoma City next week because I have was it cleared to travel by plane so we have lots of help and I miss my babies but it also has really helped obviously with not feeling overwhelmed and stuff to do around the house not it's helped just to not have them underfoot so I'm really grateful that we have that that auction people that will help us with that and that's what's been going on with me after I kind of get through this one week mark I'm gonna sort of reevaluate what my day needs to look like and also what my nutrition needs to look like going into this I thought yeah I'm gonna be the best patient and I'm gonna eat all the vegetables and fruits and get lots of vitamins and minerals and good protein so that I heal well and guys I'm sorry that's not how it has been I'll fully admit that I have basically eaten whatever I have wanted whatever sounded good that I thought I could stomach in the portions that I could handle so I haven't liked overeating I really haven't eaten that much in fact yesterday was probably the first day I had a semi-normal like meal schedule and amount of food that I would normally eat it really was just eating a few bites of things here and there whatever I thought my stomach could handle and time it along with my medication that I was taking so that I would get an upset stomach so all of that stuff about yeah I'm gonna eat all the salads and all that yeah that kind of went out the window the first couple of days and it was just like oh yeah ramen noodles sound okay I think I could eat a few bites of that or oh yeah I think I could stomach a small scoop of ice cream I'll just be honest that's the way it's been for the past few days but I was thinking that once I get past these initial days that I might take a look at my nutrition because I cannot work out the way I have been working out for the past few months I can't do any lifting I can't do any running or strenuous cardio but I thought you know the one thing I can do is take a look at my nutrition and one thing that I really want to do is try to address my issue with sugar and processed foods and maybe even kind of challenge myself to really heavily limit that over the next few weeks I don't need a lot of simple sugars or simple carbohydrates if I'm not gonna be doing a lot of activity I'm not gonna be real active and I'm not talking about doing low carb or keto or anything like that I mean just really taking a look at the quality of the foods that I'm eating and trying to eat kind of you know just just eat real food that whole jur idea and not like eliminate something entirely but really taking a look at added sugars and processed foods because those have crept back into my diet in a bad way and I know that it's affecting me I think it's affecting my sleep I think it's affecting my energy and I know my energy is gonna be kind of up and down a lot anyway so I thought you know maybe this would be a good time for me to try to break that sugar habit that's crept back into my life and maybe I can even film some about it and maybe do some what I eat a days I noticed that cat on point a few weeks back maybe it was a few months back I can't remember she did like a low sugar challenge and she tried to limit herself to less than 25 grams of added sugars per day and I thought you know that's a good place to start maybe I should start there and just try to kind of look at the added sugars and just cut out the obvious culprits then the sweets and the treats and the processed stuff and then just see how that makes me feel and go from there but so that's that's what's going on with me and that's kind of where my head is right now and I don't play it to stop making content but it probably will slow down I did have a couple of videos that I posted last week I had filmed an Amazon I wanted to share with you guys some Amazon products that I really liked and then I did a variety fun unboxing because they sent me a box of snacks and I thought that would be fun to do with the kids they really enjoyed that so that's why you know content has been sparse but I really hope that now that this surgery is out of the way and hopefully things are going to start to get kind of back to normal as far as our stress level goes and hopefully I'll be able to kind of get back to some regular content and just keep you posted on how I'm doing in my recovery and maybe do some more and you know with with nutrition do some more food blogs and stuff I did order some hellofresh for the first time I've never done any meal delivery service ever so I'm really interested to see I ordered just like two meals because it's just me and my husband here for several days and I can't go grocery shopping like I can't even lift I can't drive right now and I can't even lift grocery sacks in the car and so I thought well maybe this is a good time to try hellofresh so if you're interested in how that goes I can do some you know what's for dinner videos with those and let you know what I think about it and just kind of keep you posted if you have any questions you know about my procedure I'm not embarrassed to talk about it and I don't think we should be as women I don't think we should be embarrassed to talk about these things and I try not to be I don't want there to be a stigma about women's health but you know I don't want to just Rob about all the particulars about my procedure but if you have a question you're welcome to reach out to me send me an email I'm happy to I'm not a doctor I'm not a physician or an expert or anything I can only talk about my own experiences but I'm happy to you know answer any questions if I if I can and I just really appreciate several of you guys you know in my previous videos had sent me well wishes it said you know good luck with this and I appreciate I know that several of you have have been you know praying for me and thinking of me and I just wanted to hop on her and give me an update let you know that I'm doing okay and I'm a little rundown and just kind of trying to take care of myself but I'm doing really good and just give you an update so that's what I have for you I love it if you leave me a comment if you like if you subscribe and I'll check in with you guys again hopefully very soon you

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